Musculoskeletal System, Chronic Pain, & Lyme Disease

Practical - Useful - Essential

Solutions for the root cause of pain.
"...Wonderful class to learn about the herbs and how to use for pain." 
"Very important topics...Would love to see more." 
"...Make one think of different remedies and how they could work."
Suspicion arose in my mind and I asked another herbalist..."Do you use pain relief herbs or do you simply work with the condition so the pain is relieved?" - Matthew Wood

Learn to address the root cause of pain.

Join this course to delve into the musculoskeletal system from a traditional herbal perspective. Learn to tackle chronic pain by addressing its root causes, not just the symptoms. Most of all discover the power of plant allies for all sorts of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
 Listening to herbalists discuss pain and chronic issues made me realize I never use these remedies. I asked a skilled herbalist if they use pain relief herbs or address the condition itself. She confirmed my approach: I focus on addressing the underlying cause, not masking pain. To be effective, we must understand the structure and process, then take action. Treating pain receptors alone is futile; we must target the root cause.  
Matthew Wood


Support Materials

53 pages of manuscripts
(not downloadable) 

Pay Once = One Year Access

1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss.


4.5 hours of teaching at the MN Landscape Arboretum. 

Two Plant Walks

classroom teaching and herb walks.

Note: This class is one of our earliest offerings, recorded before the formal establishment of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism. The video and audio quality in these few classes may be below our usual standards. Nevertheless, we've made it available so you can access valuable information not available elsewhere.
*The recording of the teaching on Lyme is incomplete.

This is for you if you...

want to gain a deep understanding of musculoskeletal health and related conditions. This goes beyond surface-level information, providing a holistic perspective on how muscles and bones function and how imbalances can lead to chronic pain.
want to unlock the secrets of musculoskeletal health by discovering plant allies that can aid in addressing conditions affecting muscles and bones utilizing natural remedies for better health.
want to learn how to address the root causes of pain instead of merely providing pain relief. This approach ensures more sustainable and long-lasting relief from discomfort.

Upon completion, you will...

adopt a holistic approach to chronic pain beyond the merely working with pain receptors.
learn how to get to the root cause of issues.
be able to apply your understanding of musculoskeletal health, plant allies, and root cause analysis into your herbalism practices. 


Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest. 
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Musculoskeletal System, Chronic Pain & Lyme Disease

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